ENGINEERS SHOULD MAKE GOOD HUSBANDS
John A. Gurklls,
In this paper I have attempted to discuss briefly
in a light vein aome of the outstanding characteristics
and qualities of engineers which would make them very de-
EHGIKEERS SHOULD MKE GOOD HUSBANDS
Engineers should make very good husbands. Such B.n
outright statement might not seem Justified at first j but
there will "be presented sufficient reasons as to why engineers
should make good marital mates.
One of the prime requisites to being a good husband
Is the wise and careful selection of a wife to whom one would
like to be good. An engineer is supposed to be a man with
considerable foresight j therefore, he should make ample plans
for the future.
An engineer is well aware of and also highly ap-
preciative of beauty in all its forms. In the design of
structures and machinery the engineer seeks curwes, and he
is a marvel when it comes to Juggling figures. Since he con-
stantly uses a slide rule, he likes well rounded figures. In
designing there is a certain aesthetic quality the engineer
seeks. This also holds true in the selection of a mate.
In choosing a wife, the engineer will consider the subject
from all possible angles. He will also consider the strength
and durability of the product.
Since engineers are usually well traveled young
men, they will not be easily detoured or derailed before
reaching their objective. They have the determination and
the perslstance necessary for the attainment of their goal.
After having successfully chosen a wife, one has
completed the first stage. Now comes the second stage. Think
of little Junior, who Inevitably creeps Into the picture.
He will like very much to have as a companion, a father,
who could help him with his toy electric train or else help
him build a wagon or scooter. Think of what a convenience
it can be for a wife to have around the home a man, who can
fix the vacuum cleaner, the washing machine, or even do a
Chemical engineers might be said to make the best
type of mates, because they have all had lessons in the
domestic sciences when they were taking courses in the various
chemistries i Therefore, they should be well in a position
to take over and keep the home fires burning when something
might happen to the wife.
Engineers usually get around considerably and are
as a rule good mixers, A little convention of the boys now
and then in some distant city usually stirs up the anxiety
and imagination of the wife who was left behind. This anx-
iety should have a desirable effect, as it will tend to make
the wife more attentive and more considerate of her husband.
However, many of the conventions are so arranged that they
take into consideration the wives and plan their programs
in such a manner as to provide activities for both the en-
gineers and their wives.
Possessing fairly good memories, engineers are
more apt to be capable of keeping anniversary dates straight
in their minds. Therefore, they will remember the little
glft or boquet of roses for their wives on these special
occasions. These small r erne mbe ranees mean so much to the
wives and they go a long way in the preservation of marital
In his dealings with stresses and strains the
engineer knows fully well that relations csn not be strained
too far before a snap will come; so that at all times he
will employ the usual safety fector. And should the time
ever come when relations might be slightly strained, who
better than an^engineer would know how to design a suitable
"Dog House" in which he m^ight comfortably abide until the
storm had passed. However, due to his creative genius,
the engineer should be capable of cresting some of the
most unique and convincing of alibis with which he would
be able to keep the wife perfectly at ease.
Thus briefly there has been presented a discussion
on the potential possibilities of engineers as marital mates.
On the basis of the reasoning and the derived deductions
employed in this paper. It can be concluded that engineers
do make very good husbands.
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